Fellow News

Council of American Ambassadors Fellowship Alumni - Where are they now?

Recent Fellow News

  • Maria Slater

    Class of 2010
    After working as a teacher with Teach for America for two years in Metro Atlanta, Maria Slater returned to graduate school at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is beginning her third year of law school and working in Washington, DC this summer.
  • Josh Rubin

    Class of 2013
    Josh Rubin currently works at the State Department in the Office of the Secretary, as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff.
  • Sophia Zhang

    Class of 2012
    Sophia Zhang is in the Masters of Asian Studies program at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. She received a Boren Fellowship and will study Japanese language at Waseda University for the 2016-2017 academic year. For the fellowship, she will also research the North Korean population residing in Japan. Previously, Sophia was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea.
  • Samuel Magaram

    Class of 2011
    Samuel Magaram is currently working as an Associate in Corporate Strategy at Capital One, an internal strategy consulting group.
  • Sammy Semwangu

    Class of 2005
    Samuel just completed in Bologna, Italy the first year of his two year M.A. degree program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Samuel will work in Washington, DC this summer as a consultant in the defense and technology sectors.
  • Amanda Licht, Ph.D.

    Class of 2004
    After serving for three years as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, Amanda Licht is now a tenure track Professor of International Relations and Political Methodolgy at the University of Binghamton (SUNY).
  • Danielle L. Vermeer

    Class of 2010
    Danielle L. Vermeer is a corporate social responsibility and philanthropy strategist for the Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace and defense company. As a Strategy Analyst in the Global Corporate Citizenship division of Boeing, Danielle manages projects and conducts research and analysis to further the company's strategic efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen in the communities in which it works. Prior to Boeing, Danielle was a Senior Analyst at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy and social impact consulting firm that provides strategy, evaluation, and implementation services to foundations and philanthropists. Danielle is also a dedicated advocate for sustainability in supply chains particularly in the global fashion industry, and is the founder of a social enterprise that upcycles vintage clothing into modern, one-of-a-kind creations. Learn more and connect here: www.daniellelvermeer.com.
  • Elizabeth Skurdahl

    Class of 2010
    Elizabeth is serves as a volunteer Teacher through a program called WorldTeach in a small village in rural Namibia, Africa. She teaches English, Arts, and Library Sciences to grades 5, 6, and 7. She will be in Namibia for a full calendar year and will return to the states in December 2014.
  • Meghan Mahoney

    Class of 2006
    After graduating with a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in May, Meghan Mahoney started a position as a Policy Associate with the Policy Group of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. J-PAL, a research institute based in MIT’s Department of Economics, is a network of affiliated professors who are united in their use of randomized control trials to evaluate programs aimed at alleviating poverty around the world. As a Policy Associate, Meghan works to encourage the use of rigorous evidence in anti-poverty policies and to disseminate the results of these evaluations by producing policy publications, conducting outreach surrounding existing evidence and key open questions, and conducting cost-effectiveness analysis.
  • Amanda Wernicke

    Class of 2010
    Amanda Wernicke was promoted in January 2013 to Consultant at the Advisory Board Company. She’s enjoying her new role with the Student Success Collaborative, a web-based platform that uses data analytics and predictive modeling to aid undergraduate student advising, retention, and graduation.